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File Under: Experimental, spoken word, poetry

From: Edinburgh

For Fans Of: Organic produce, coffee shop open mic nights, shadow puppets, Bitch & Animal, Def Poetry Jam, Cookie Monster

Bonus: The queer artists do a great job of injecting humor into their poetry and are the first spoken-word group to have actually captured my interest. Also, I was intrigued by their song about someone stealing avocados by shoving them down her pants.


File Under: Gothic trip hop, enchanted forest

From: California

For Fans Of: Civil War reenactments, Little Red Riding Hood, Ghost Hunters, Loreena McKennitt’s “The Mummers’ Dance” sped up and electronic.

Bonus: Check out this music video/short film for their song, “Hunters Hide“, just gorgeous (and sad).

Miila and the Geeks

File Under: Garage punk

From: Japan

For Fans Of: White Stripes, Bikini Kill, The Suzan, PBR with a shot of bourbon, ripped shirts and mini skirts, aggressive bangs

Bonus: For anyone lucky enough to go to South By Southwest (SXSW) this year, Miila and her geeks will be playing! Please think of me while you’re there and send my love to Emo’s.

Keep Shelly in Athens

File Under: Down tempo, shoegaze, electronica, chillwave

From: Greece

For Fans Of: Martinis, high-end restaurants, lounges, Air, Boards of Canada, if Ladytron were given sleeping pills

Bonus: Here’s a free download of their jam, “Running Out of You.”

Theoretical Girl

File Under: Pop rock, electro-mope, bonus points for violin

From: UK

For Fans Of: Those Dancing Days, Bat for Lashes, Dum Dum Girls, silk pajamas, The Smiths, Earl Gray tea

Bonus: If you dig her tunes you’ll be excited to know she’s got a second Myspace page up, which she created to spread even more of her music across the interewebs. Enjoy!

We’ve come to the end of another week’s worth of music. I hope you enjoyed this crop of musicians and as always, please feel free to send me a message and let me know who else I should spread the word about.

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